1 Texas A&M-CC
The progression of time has allowed the opportunity for Islanders fans to witness great athletes who have shaped TAMUCC memories and everlasting impressions.
2 Marty Gross
Marty Gross, Associate Head Coach, is one of the most highly respected assistant coaches in the country.Reunited with Head Coach Willis Wilson after 4 seasons at WSU.
3 Islanders Playbook
The Islanders Playbook Special was designed to reach out to as many coaches as possible, help streamline our recruiting & exchange coaching ideas with peers.
You can either design a system & mold your players to that system or mold your system each year around your “best” players.Either way,these ideas will help!
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What They're Saying About Willis Wilson...
"Willis Wilson is a person that I have the highest regard for, not just as a coach, but as a man. I think he did one of the greatest coaching jobs in America during his stint at Rice, a next to impossible job. His teams were always extremely difficult to beat and to prepare for. There is no better X’s and O’s coach out there. I’m honored to call him a friend and I admire him. Texas A&M – Corpus Christi isn’t going to have to worry about hiring another coach for a long time. He’ll do things the right way and he’ll build a highly competitive program."
-Tom Penders, former Head Coach, Texas & Houston
"Texas A&M - Corpus Christi is getting a man of integrity, a man of class, that will do things the right way and put a team on the basketball court that everyone in Corpus Christi will be proud of. I’ve known Willis for a number of years, working with him with the NABC, and he’s been as committed and dedicated as anyone to our game. He is one of the true guardians of our game of basketball"
-Tubby Smith, Head Coach, Minnesota Golden Gophers
"Willis Wilson and Texas A&M – Corpus Christi are a perfect fit. I’ve known Willis for 25 years and believe he is a home run hire because he is the right combination of high character person, an outstanding basketball coach and he knows Texas recruiting. He has an impeccable reputation and will be embraced by the Corpus Christi community."
-Fran Fraschilla, ESPN Analyst and Former College Basketball Coach
"I think Texas A&M – Corpus Christi hired an absolute winner. Willis has been instrumental to our success at Memphis the last two years. He’s a tremendous floor coach, a tremendous recruiter and he’s got the entire package. He is one of the few guys in this business that can wear all hats and be good at all of them – coaching, recruiting, fundraising, academics. He has a presidential presence when he walks into a room. Texas A&M – Corpus Christi got a lot better today with the hiring of Willis Wilson"
- Josh Pastner, Head Coach, Memphis Tigers
"Coach Wilson is a wonderful person who has great character. He has obviously been around the game for a long time and done a great job at every stop of his career. This is a tremendous hire for Texas A&M - Corpus Christi."
- Rick Barnes, Head Coach, Texas Longhorns
"Willis is a great hire for Texas A&M – Corpus Christi. He is a family man who will be a tremendous mentor and example for his players. Willis is an outstanding person, highly respected and an excellent teacher of the game"
-James Dickey, Head Coach, Houston Cougars
Islanders Will Prevail....We'll Fight, Fight....Fight Forever......A and M CC!!